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Pigs top the noise charts among farmyard animals
The Dealer
It's a case of "four legs louder" as pigs turn out to be noisiest animals in farmyards.
21 September 2022 Pigs
Pig farmers receive average aid payment over €85,000
The Department of Agriculture has provided detail of the latest aid funding delivered to eligible pig farmers.
15 September 2022 Pigs
In-pig sow numbers down 11% in 12 months
CSO figures suggest that there will be fewer pigs coming on-stream over the medium-term than there had been in previous years.
Average pig farm set to lose over €330,000 this year
Processors must increase the price paid to Irish pig producers if they want to secure a supply of Irish pigmeat into the future, says the IFA. Amy Forde and Rachel Donovan report.
14 September 2022 Letters
Supply of pigs 'drying up fast' – IFA
Processors must increase the price paid to Irish pig producers if they want to secure a supply of Irish pigmeat into the future, says the IFA.
14 September 2022 News
Pig prices up 18% in year – CSO
The CSO has released its latest analysis on the prices farmers received for their produce in July 2022.
13 September 2022 News
Pig farmers issued aid payments up to €100,000
The latest financial aid support for pig farmers is aimed at incentivising a “necessary adjustment” for the Irish pig sector, the Department of Agriculture has said.
12 September 2022 Pigs
Irish pork granted access to South Korea in EU deal - but not poultry
Pigmeat from Ireland and 13 other EU countries has been granted access to the South Korean market.
5 September 2022 Pigs
Irish pork ‘least expensive at the moment’ – Australian importer
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke with an Australian importer of Irish pork who described its price as “very competitive” compared with that from other countries.
5 September 2022 Pigs
Processors concerned at fertiliser shutdown
The last remaining fertiliser plant in the UK is to halt ammonia production due to high gas prices.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Concern for supply of food-grade CO2 after fertiliser plants shutdown
CO2 is the main by-product of ammonia production and CO2 is used by food, drink and meat processors. Noel Bardon and Amy Forde report.
26 August 2022 News
Cattle and sheep slaughterings up on 2021 figures
CSO data have shown that cattle and sheep slaughterings were up in the first six months of the year when compared with 2021.
26 August 2022 News